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Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.
Here, the name of the school could be changed to PGHS - Point Guard High School. That’s because the school is home to a duo of elite one-guards in the Northern Basketball League - boys’ varsity senior Shane Douglas and girls’ varsity junior Meghan Strong.
The board voted at its Dec. 2 regular meeting to override the New York State tax levy cap which County Manager Daniel Palmer said calculated to just over two percent for the 2014 spending plan.
Only one person signed up to speak at the Nov. 25 special Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting soliciting comment on the 2014 tentative county budget. However, when it was his turn to speak, Gale Wilkins of Willsboro said County Manager Daniel Palmer’s presentation had answered his questions.
Commissioner Joan McDonald said she would ask members of her team to look over the proposed closure scheduled for the Fisher Bridge, located near the intersection of Route 9N and Lincoln Pond Road in Elizabethtown.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to come in here, play and do what we do,” said Castro, who has worked in the food business for Culinary Health Innovations of Plattsburgh and Cafe Mooney Bay. “We had been in communication with the Daltons (owners) about the opportunity and it is something we had been looking for. This is the right place to do what we do.”
More than 250 students from Essex and Franklin County schools made their way to Au Sable Valley to participate in the annual Zone 6 Area All State Concert Saturday, Nov. 23.
The 2014 Empire State Winter Games, set to take place Feb. 6-9, will feature some new events and new venues for the 34th annual sporting competition, something that members of the regional organizing coalition have been striving to do over the last four years.
Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said that he is always pleased when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visits the area.
Cuomo announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise during a Nov. 20 press conference at the Lake Placid Conference Center.
The head of the Essex County Budget sub-committee outlined steps the county could take to curtail spending. Lewis Supervisor David Blades, who led the break-off council of the Finance Committee, reported their findings to the members of the Board of Supervisors during a special Nov. 18 meeting.